It’s getting close to that time here when summer canning will be happening in many kitchens. It will still be a while for some of you but when it happens in your area, chances are some of the things you need may be in short supply at the local stores. Before the canning rush begins, please check your inventory and be sure you have everything you need. It’s much easier to beat the rush and get everyone at one stop than be chasing all over town for the same thing others are looking for too. Last year, I ran out of mustard seeds and there were none to be found in this town. What a waste of time to be hitting four or five stores looking for something I should have had already.
Canning lids, rings, jars, freezer bags, Sure-Jell, Pickling Spice, Citric Acid. Also, I stock up on salt, vinegar, cinnamon sticks . . check your recipes and get anything you need now while most stores have a good supply on hand.